Zundel turned over to German authorities
Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel has been taken into custody by German authorities after being deported from Toronto Tuesday, immigration officials say.
Zundel, who was put on a plane Tuesday morning, faces prosecution in Germany for spreading hate and denying the Holocaust.
He arrived in Frankfurt Tuesday evening and was immediately turned over to authorities in Frankfurt, Canadian immigration officials said.
A Federal Court judge paved the way for the deportation last week when he found Zundel, 64, a threat to national security because of his connection with white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups.
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Zundel, who has written such works as The Hitler We Love and Why, had been held in solitary confinement in a jail in Toronto for the past two years under a national security certificate.
Zundel had been in Canada for four decades. He frequently appeared in various courts arguing for the freedom to express his anti-Semitic views.
He once operated a website that espoused anti-Jewish sentiments and questioned whether six million Jews had died in the Holocaust.
He moved to the United States for a few years after the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an appeal of a federal decision to deny him Canadian citizenship.
The Americans handed him back to Canada when he violated the terms of his stay in the U.S. by missing a meeting with an immigration official.
In 2003, a federal judge declared him a threat to national security, opening the door for deportation procedures.